Fox News' John Gibson Mocks Death of Heath Ledger

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Fox News' John Gibson recently commented on Heath Ledger's death - making remarks so tasteless and inappropriate, they must be heard to be believed.

On his radio show, which opened with funeral music, John Gibson called Heath Ledger a "weirdo" with a "serious drug problem."

Putting aside the fact that the exact cause of Ledger's death has still not been determined, that's pretty bad. But it got much, much worse.

Making fun of the famous line from Brokeback Mountain - the 2005 film that earned Heath an Oscar nomination for Best Actor - Gibson played the clip in which Jake Gyllenhaal's character says, "I wish I knew how to quit you."

Gibson then interjects: "Well, he found out how to quit you." What a d!ck. Click here to listen to this and the rest of Gibson's remarks.

John Gibson's ridicule of Heath Ledger defies comprehension.

Laughing, Gibson then played another clip from Brokeback Mountain in which Heath Ledger's character, Ennis, says "We're dead," followed by Gibson's own, mocking "We're dead" before playing the clip again.

This makes Rush Limbaugh seem downright lovable.

So, starring in a movie in which you portray a gay man - Heath Ledger himself was straight, not that it would make Gibson any less repulsive - makes it okay for commentators to mock your death? Absolutely incredible.

The world is mourning the loss of a great talent. Ledger's family and all of humanity deserve better than this. Get this a$$hole off the air forever.

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This hurts me to my bones. John Gibson needs to be fired!! Left or right, it was wrong what he said and wrong he still has a job. Heath Ledger was more of a "human being" than Gibson could ever hope to be. Learn some respect! And Fox News DO THE RIGHT THING

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Wow...talk about bloody hypocrites here...so the guy makes insensitive remarks about a dead hollywood actor...oooohhhhhh...the world is ending... And you idiots are calling for Gibson's death!! Wow...sucks to be a stupid liberal!!

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who cares about heath ledger he's a loser who killed himself. Many more important people die everyday and we should feel sympathy for some drug head bozo! get real.

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whaaaaaaaaat!! a f****n P***k it hasnt even been a week since heath died an his death is not yet defintley linked to drugs! how dare he make these arragant comments his family and friends r still mourning his death!! he has a 2 year old that has lost her father and he thinks its ok to say these comments he shld be SACKED! EITHER THAT OR BURNT IN F****N HELL!!!!!!

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I have always favored the Fox News Channel until now. John Gibson's comments regarding Heath Ledger's death were inexcuseable. Gibson is a horrible person, an unproffesional journalist, and one of the most insenstive human beings I've ever watched on TV. It literally made me so irritated and shocked that I have stopped watching Fox News completely. Has Gibson ever lost a loved one? Who mocks someone's death? Ledger was a great talent and I will miss seeing him in movies. Gibson obviously has serious issues with his own sexuality because his intolerance for actors who play gay characters apparently drove him to make those idiotic comments. He needs counseling and Fox News needs to fire John Gibson! Sincerely, Patricia
Ex-Fox News Fan in Alabama

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F**k John Gibsen! Heath Ledger was a good peron and doesn't deserve that a$$holes rude comments!!!

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Ok, so Mr. Gibson, like most of his insufferable cronies at Fox, made a stupid remark on the air. These things are best kept silent even though Heath Ledger was just another one of those dazed and confused products that Hollywood is famous for. PS Why would Mr. Gibson be jealous of Heath Ledger? Heath Ledger was successful at abusing drugs! Now that's something to envy!

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SHAME ON JOHN GIBSON FOR HIS IGNORANT AND INSENSITIVE ON-AIR REMARKS! FOX NEWS HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY PREFERRED NEWS CHANNEL. IF FOX MGMT. DOESN'T FIRE JOHN GIBSON OVER THIS, THEN I, AND I'M SURE MANY, MANY OTHER PEOPLE, WILL MOVE TO ANOTHER NETWORK. GOD BLESS HEATH'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS, ESPECIALLY HIS PRECIOUS DAUGHTER, MATILDA. HE WAS AN OUTSTANDING ACTOR AND FROM WHAT I'VE READ, SOUNDS LIKE A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING AND FATHER. I TRULY BELIEVE JOHN GIBSON IS JUST JEALOUS OF HEATH'S GOOD LOOKS AND SUCCESS IN LIFE, PLAIN AND SIMPLE. SHAME, SHAME JOHN GIBSON AND FOX NETWORK!

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i am gonna kill him. dont be surprised when you hear it in the news. 1 bullet changes everything.

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better yet....Email John at john.gibson@foxnews.com or better yet call him directly on the radio program between 6pm and 9pm Eastern time. 1-866-868-6861

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